Government Graduate Jobs

Government graduate programs have a number of advantages, and the training and opportunities provided are usually of a high class. Also, since the government hires more employees than any other entity in Australia, government graduate jobs will see you well placed for ongoing employment.

How to find and apply for government graduate jobs

In Australia, there are 3 levels of government: federal, state and local. The Australian Government offers graduate employment programs, sometimes called an 'entry level professional program'. These are advertised in February/March and June each year with closing dates in around April and August. Click the link above to check out the various federal government graduate jobs available. It is very important to read the process and requirements carefully.

Each state or territory government will have their own graduate employment program. Follow the links in the section below to find the relevant page for each state or territory:

Local government in capital cities usually have annual (or twice yearly) graduate employment programs but regional and rural local governments are less likely to have regular opportunities. To see if there is a local government graduate program, search for the council of the city you wish to consider.

Competitiveness

Competition for graduate roles is fairly high but it is important to note that grades are not the only factor considered.

Location of government graduate jobs

Graduate positions are mostly found within capital cities but as more general government jobs are available throughout Australia, opportunities to transfer once the graduate program is completed are high. Canberra has many opportunities to consider too for the Federal departments.

Average graduate salaries

The starting salary will depend on the program and occupation. Salaries typically range from approximately $48 to $60k.

 

Find the best Government Graduate Jobs

After years of study, you're looking to launch your career with a company that supports your ongoing development, and makes the world a better place. Make amazing happen at AECOM.

Salary
Competitive
Location
Multiple Office locations across Australia and New Zealand.
Closing
29 March 2017

The Department of Defence is one of Australia's largest organisations and has a key role as part of the Federal Government. We are seeking graduates from all university disciplines for work across the career spectrum.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
$63,236 + 15.4 % superannuation
Location
Canberra (other locations include Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, Newcastle)
Closing
27 March 2017

We offer opportunities to graduates who are passionate about the financial stability of Australia. As one of our graduates, APRA provides you with a structured 12-month training and development program that focuses on building your technical and professional skillset.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Sydney, Melbourne
Closing
2 April 2017

At ALDI, our people are the key to our success. Our comprehensive 18 month Graduate Program will kick-start your career and fast-track your path to retail leadership. ALDI - Where the CHALLENGE is as big as the REWARD.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
$85K -$99K package including superannuation + Car
Location
NSW, VIC, QLD, WA, SA, ACT - Both Regional and Metro Areas
Closing
31 March 2017

We are currently looking for someone to join our growing team in an exciting and challenging role

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
40,000 - 50,000
Location
Bondi Junction, Sydney
Closing
31 March 2017

We are currently looking for someone to join our growing team in an exciting and challenging role

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
40,000 - 50,000
Location
Bondi Junction, Sydney.
Closing
31 March 2017

Graduating this year? Already graduated? We want you!!

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
$57,733
Location
Canberra
Closing
30 April 2017

This role is suited to a new business hunter who is able to instantly build rapport with senior level executives across a wide variety of market sectors.

What you'll do:

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
$45000 + super + commission
Location
Sydney CBD

At Criterion Conferences , we do our own independent research to produce quality and relevant conferences and workshops across a variety of industry within Australia.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
55,000++
Location
Sydney CBD

About Allegis Group

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Competitive base salary + uncapped commission
Location
Sydney, CBD & Sydney, Baulkham Hills

The DPM&C Graduate Development Program application round for the 2017 intake has now closed. Register on GradAustralia and bookmark DPM&C to receive alerts when the 2018 application round open in early 2017.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
$55,862
Location
Canberra, ACT

The DVA Graduate Development Program application round for the 2017 intake has now closed. Register on GradAustralia and bookmark DVA to receive alerts when the 2018 application round open in early 2017.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
$67,841
Location
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory